Wireless Options

The Wireless options section in the Aruba Instant On mobile app allows you to configure radio frequencies for your wireless network.

Show network

The Show network toggle switch is enabled by default ( ) to broadcast the employee network or guest in the list of available Wi-Fi networks. Slide the toggle switch to the left () if you want to disable the selected network. In the mobile app, this option is available under More options > Wireless options.

Wi-Fi 6

The Wi-Fi 6 switch toggles the Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax) capabilities of the network. When enabled, 802.11ax capable clients can make use of enhanced throughput and transmission capabilities of the 802.11ax standard.

This setting is enabled ( ) in the mobile app by default. Slide the toggle switch to the left if you want to disable () the Wi-Fi 6 setting.

  • The Wi-Fi 6 option is only available when the device inventory has at least one Aruba Instant On AP22, AP25, or AP32 access points.

  • Disable this feature if the client experiences problem connecting to the network.

Multiple Clients Optimizations

This setting is available only when the Wi-Fi 6 toggle switch is enabled. This feature improves the channel efficiency when multiple Wi-Fi 6 clients are connected by enabling OFDMA. This setting is disabled by default on the network, slide the toggle switch ( ) to the right to enable this feature.

Optimize for Video Streaming

This option enhances the quality and reliability of streaming videos by converting multicast streams into unicast streams over the wireless network, while also preserving the bandwidth available to the non-video clients.

This option is disabled by default, as some wireless clients may not be compatible with this optimization.

To configure optimization for video streaming, follow these steps:

  1. Tap Networks () tile on the Instant On home page and select an employee network or guest network from the list.
  2. Select the employee or guest network and tap the More options drop-down.
  3. Tap Wireless options.
  4. Set the Optimize for video streaming toggle switch to enabled ().
  5. The changes are auto saved. Tap the back arrow () to return to the employee or guest network details page.

Radio

Radio settings in the Aruba Instant On mobile app allows you to configure radio frequencies for your wireless network.

To configure radio frequency, follow these steps:

  1. Tap Networks () tile on the Instant On home page and select an employee network or guest network from the list.
  2. Select the employee or guest network and tap the More options drop-down.
  3. Tap Wireless options and select the radio frequency available under Radio tab. The frequency is set to 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz by default. The available frequencies are:
    • 2.4 GHz—The AP will broadcast the wireless network only on the 2.4 GHz radio frequency.
    • 5 GHz—The AP will broadcast the wireless network only on the 5 GHz radio frequency.
    • 6 GHz—The AP will broadcast the wireless network only on the 6 GHz radio frequency.

    When only the 6 GHz option is selected for a wireless network, the Wi-Fi 6 checkbox and the 6 GHz checkbox under Radio settings will be grayed out until the user selects a second radio spectrum.

  4. The changes are auto saved. Tap the back arrow () to return to the employee or guest network details page.

Extend 2.4 GHz range

Aruba Instant On allows you to enable or disable 802.11b rates from the network by using Extend 2.4 GHz range toggle switch. By default, 802.11b rates are disabled for all the networks. To enable this option, slide the toggle switch to the right (). This allows 2.4 GHz clients that are far away to connect to the network by enabling lower data rates.

Enabling this option might slow down the network performance.